Re: What you'll wish you'd known
I too remember my social interactions much more than I remember my classes in High School. I do agree with you though... I don't regret spending the time "being a kid", and I actually feel sorry for many of the home schooled kids who don't have time to be kids (gotta get that AS by age 16!).... sad.
There are some gems in there though...
"If I were back in high school and someone asked about my plans, I'd say that my first priority was to learn what the options were. You don't need to be in a rush to choose your life's work. What you need to do is discover what you like. You have to work on stuff you like if you want to be good at what you do."
"If you're wondering what you're doing now that you'll regret most later, that's probably it"
"Rebellion is almost as stupid as obedience. In either case you let yourself be defined by what they tell you to do. The best plan, I think, is to step onto an orthogonal vector. Don't just do what they tell you, and don't just refuse to."
"Curiosity turns work into play"